Saturday, May 28, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday...Before...after...

Quick, before it disappears...the sun...!

You can never have enough yard ornaments...right...
however this is going to be a prop for a photographer
friend, who is doing a shoot here next week...
I may have to get me one of these!!!

These are the before shots before I started
some landscaping projects...

AFTER...
I had an old brick sidewalk I was wanting to remove,
and 'tis the season to start the projects
and boy are we anxious to get going on them.

I also pick up bricks whenever I see them set out for the trash
or anything else for that fact...

This sweet lil' fountain has been in storage for years,
knowing that it would have a special place somewhere...

The digging for the planting is no easy chore,
as this has been a driveway for years, with six
inches of gravel to hack through, I have to use a pick
to get below it.

But next comes the mulch to help with the weeding
and give it a finished curb appeal...

It's slowly getting there...now for a trip to my local
willow patch...my next project is to make
shutters for the doors and corbels for the arbor
out of twigs...a perfect setting for my secret garden
hideaway...just wait till you see what else is in the making...
heehee...!


...as another day in the life at the micro-farm begins
and a fledgling rooster crows...
a time to reflect on those who have paid
the ultimate price for our freedom and our ultimate goal
PEACE ON EARTH
this Memorial Day weekend...!

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24 comments:

Mindy/Raymond Homestead said...

Everything looks so nice! Can't wait to see what else you have planned!

Jeanine Burkhardt said...

The brick... The Fountain... LoVe It Sharon ~ it adds sooooo much ~ like the icing on the cake -OR- jewelry on the dress...!*!*! Enjoy your HoLiDay Weekend...
Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

time worn interiors said...

Love it! Girl you never cease to amaze me! Nothing ever gets done around here! Can you please come and landscape my yard?
Tot

Susie said...

HI SHARON,
I THINK YOU ARE MY SOUL SISTER, I LOVE OLD BRICKS. OUR PATIO IS MADE WITH BRICKS , THAT WERE MADE IN KOKOMO, THE TOWN NORTH OF US. YOUR FARM IS LOOKING SO NICE.XOXO,SUSIE

House Things said...

It's so damn charming...I'm moving in.

Catherine said...

great series of objects and love the shadows on the wall...

Ms. Becky said...

I LOVE those doors. we're of like mind - I used to always salvage bricks too. just couldn't pass on them ever. your little slice of paradise here is looking real good. thanks for the crowing rooster. it makes my day. I hope the weather is cooperative for your projects this weekend! I adore your place. have a wonderful holiday weekend Sharon.

Tilda said...

..oh my! you are looking better and better! i laughed when i saw the photo that has that hopeless carriage thingie in it..but know that you will have it fixed up great soon.
cool here, but projected for 80 on monday. rain, all weekend however.
long underwear and the fireplace on.
we missed spring!
i am working in the barns, the basement and the flower beds. at the moment my herb flower bed is all white and green, with white foxglove, 100 white tulips and the greens of all the perennials coming up. like you, yard art everywhere, although i suspect some unenlighted souls might mistake it for junk!
have a great weekend. LOVE the photograhs!
in fondest. Tilda

Cassie said...

What fab job you did on laying the bricks. Did you put them on a bed of sand? Your whole landscaping job looks really fine. You are talented in many ways! Happy SSS and Memorial Day to you. We must never forget.

Ralph said...

I like the wringer washer from afar - and I have short hair that couldn't get tangled in it...

Your yard is landscaped wonderfully with flora and antiques in equal measure. Not, pretentious, an honest and well styled abode and yard!

frayedattheedge said...

It all looks fabulous - definitely worth all the hard work!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Oh, you definitely need more sunshine--gobs and gobs of sunshine!

I ALMOST LOST MY SHADOW

I almost lost my shadow,
I left it in the park;
I heard my mommy calling,
For it was getting dark;

She has no use for shadows,
She thinks they are quite grim,
And when she saw my shadow,
She thought it was a “him.”

I had to educate her
And tell her it was “she’
And now my faithful shadow
Is welcome as can be!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadows in the Barrio

T said...

It all looks so nice. I love what you have done! Do you ever rest?? Can't wait to see what's next. Have a safe Holiday weekend.

Greyscale Territory said...

Adore the setting you are creating! The white with the lovely curving textured bricks looks brilliant! You are on a roll!

Not going to say much about my arm! Healing is so slow and still on pain killers! It's tough!

My gorgeous Year 10 English and Geography classes sent me a humungous get well card which the students signed with lots of messages! It arrived special delivery! I've also had cards from students' families! I've been overwhelmed! Amazing!

I've even received a note from one teacher who said that Year 10 wanted to be bused to my home to get their English lessons! Who said teenagers don't want to learn! There's always a way!

Our weather is still grey and drizzly with an odd burst of sunlight - usually very late afternoon! My shadow shot this week is the result of that glimpse yesterday! I'm getting better at taking photos with one hand!

Enjoying all your posts about your projects! Always fascinating!

Have a great week dearest friend! SUPER HUGS as always - but with one asrm!

Paula Scott said...

WOW ZOWIE!!! You are Superwoman! Hacking away at a driveway?? It all looks so beautiful. Me, I spent about 5 hours out in the yard too-weeding, cleaning, getting my out door living space ready for the summer. I just LOVe sitting outside this time of year and having a fountain helps, doesn't it?

Emma said...

Happy SSS! Your first photograph is just beautiful. Your little chunk of the world looks amazing. I'm off to read some more of your blog :)

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nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Good grief you have been busy, it is starting to look fantastic. Love the old bricks and of course all of the shadows that you have found.

Keep up the good work.

Samantha Lim said...

Love the shadows and what a beautiful surrounding, so peaceful.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Well if that doesn't pull the customers in girl...we don't know what will - looks great :) that fountain is to-die-for!!

Spadoman said...

Great shots of a wonderful magical place, Sharon. I love the little garden shed. A cup of coffee or tea sitting on one of my home made Adirondack chairs would be nice there between raindrops.
Sun yesterday for a few hours, I went on the motorcycle. Then the sky opened up and hard rain until evening.
I have bricks like that hanging around, old ones that I was going to use for a small footing in front of a fence. Now I'm going to use an old cement slab from the porch instead. If I ever get down that way, I'll bring them.
There is a motorcycle ride going through there on June 16th. The 15th we'll be in Davenport, then leave from Credit Island Park on the 16th down Hwy 61. I'll let you know, (but no bricks on the bike)


Peace dear lady.

Joan said...

Yes, peace on earth!
I can imagine the arbor. It will be beautiful.

EG Wow said...

These shots have fantastic shadows! LOVE them.

Jackie said...

Wow! The shop looks great. I love the design of the brick walkway. Did you design it? I'm sure you did. The shadows are awesome!